8th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship
Lüneburg, Germany, 18th-20th JANUARY 2018
Conference Website:www.leuphana.de/lce

Theme: “Evidence-based Entrepreneurship”

The task of science is to develop a solid knowledge base that informs practice to become more effective and efficient (Frese, Bausch, Schmidt, Rauch, & Kabst, 2012). However, in entrepreneurship (Frese et al., 2012) and related fields like management (Rousseau, 2006) there is a large gap between scientific knowledge and what is put into practice. Evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE) seeks to close this gap by pursuing “science-informed practice of entrepreneurship” (Frese, Rousseau, & Wiklund, 2014, p. 209).
We invite papers that contribute to the promotion of evidence-based entrepreneurship. Purely conceptual papers are as welcome as theory-driven empirical work applying qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. A variety of perspectives is appreciated to advance evidence-based entrepreneurship. Possible topics include:
• Robust evidence in terms of randomized controlled trials, (large) longitudinal studies, as well as quantitative and qualitative meta-analyses
• Ways to promote evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Controversies in evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Critical perspectives on evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Translating evidence into practices
• Innovative educational approaches to evidence-based entrepreneurship
• Influence of evidence-based entrepreneurship on economic development
• Policy-making in entrepreneurship based on evidence

Submission deadline: 15th September 2017

Highlights:
International renowned Keynote Speakers: Previous Keynote Speakers among others: Per Davidsson (2017), Marco van Gelderen (2017), Jefferey G. York (2016), Norris Krueger (2015)
PhD Writing Workshop: PhD students will discuss their current research paper with peers and senior researchers in small groups. Aim is to improve the quality of the papers and advance writing skills.
Best Paper Awards: Best Entrepreneurship Paper Award (500€) and Best Doctoral Paper Award (500€)

Conference Hosts: Michael M. Gielnik (Chair), Silke Tegtmeier, Jay Mitra
Conference Organizers: Leuphana University of Lüneburg, ECSB (European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), University of Essex, University of Southern Denmark, GBSN (Global Business School Network)

More information: www.leuphana.de/lce